Employment Opportunity

Criminalist (Firearms)

Greenville County Department of Public Safety, Greenville, South Carolina

Salary: $21.77 per hour

Final Filing Date: May 14, 2021

Greenville County is seeking a Criminalist to perform a variety of duties related to the analysis of many types of evidence recovered at crime scenes including, but not limited to, firearms and tool mark analysis.

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  • This position is responsible for providing opinions and evaluations of evidence in an investigative in an investigative capacity; preparing documentation reflecting the analysis and conclusions of the examiner; preparation of evidence to be used at trial; provide explanation of analysis procedures and conclusions in court as an expert witness; perform analysis of firearms, ammunition, ammunition components; conduct microscopic comparison of questioned bullets and cartridge casings, examine various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks; examine captured material for any signs indicating make, model, modifications, place or origin, manufacturer or maker, and serial numbers; determine firearm operability; if safe to fire follow SOP's for the discharge of a firearm for the purposes of material recovery for comparison; perform administrative and technical reviews of reports and worksheets; and prepare written results suitable for intelligence or prosecutorial packages.


  • The successful candidate will have good knowledge of acceptable practices and procedures for the analysis of evidence; working knowledge of the specialized machines, equipment and tools used in the collection and analysis of evidence; knowledge of LIMS and NIBIN systems; and, knowledge of the demands and restraints that are imposed by the judicial system on the procedures and techniques used in forensic analysis.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science or advanced degree from an accredited university with a major in a natural or physical science Four (4) years of experience with the analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridges casings; examining various types of manufacturers, class and individual characteristics of tools, and tool marks on a variety of objects; providing training to other personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques, and experience conducting examinations while maintaining chain of custody and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.
  • Applicant may be required to obtain a law enforcement certification, other certificates and licenses as determined by the Assistant County Administrator for the Department of Public Safety.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Clear FBI/SLED background; good credit report and polygraph required.

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Posted: April 12, 2021

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